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November 8, 2007

Heavy, Man…

Filed under: Bill Bickel, books, children, CIDU, comic strips, comics, FBOFW, For Better or For Worse, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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Is the not-quite-three-year-old being metaphorical, or am I missing something?

See also the toddler’s uncanny understanding of the principle of time travel

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9 Comments »

  1. Of course it doesn’t make sense if you think of it in adult terms, but to a child words might seem to be heavier than pictures because they’re more condensed and it’s, if you will, heavy reading. I can really see that as making sense if I were a little kid.

    Comment by bAT L. — November 8, 2007 @ 1:23 am

  2. I think it’s a matter of [a child’s] logic. Clearly, books with pictures are light. This book is heavy. How does it differ from light books? It has no pictures. QED.

    Comment by hia5 — November 8, 2007 @ 11:27 am

  3. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    Comment by Nicole — November 8, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

  4. What confuses me is the “It’s sure late!” What does that mean? Considering he only got it accepted by the publisher in late January of this year, I’m surprised they were able to print it so quickly. editing, proofreading, legal, producing the ARC, marketing, scheduling the print run

    Comment by Cedar — November 8, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

  5. My comment got weirded up. What I meant to say was, once one factors in editing, proofreading, legal, producing the ARC, marketing, etc etc, it takes close to a year to get a book from manuscript to first edition. Even being generous and saying that the monthly letters are correct (and not the strip itself), that Mike already had the book accepted to be published by the time he started it, I’d still say he’s got another few months left before it comes out.

    Comment by Cedar — November 8, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

  6. Wouldn’t a kid say it is heavy rather than it feels heavy?

    Comment by Kaitlyn — November 8, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

  7. obviously not “light” reading!

    Comment by nunley — November 9, 2007 @ 3:39 am

  8. I suspect it’s trying to say something about how words are heavy. But it’s not funny or witty about it. It’s just…strange.

    Comment by trademark registration — November 10, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  9. I’m surprised he’s getting a hardcover edition at all. Many presses have stopped publishing hardcover first novels by new writers. Readers who will buy the latest J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown in hardcover won’t take that $25 or more risk with an unknown writer (and especially in Canada, where hardcovers can go for up to $40 each).

    And Cedar’s right; it’s laughable that he’d have a final published edition nine months after submitting the manuscript. For a novel the time frame is more like 15 to 18 months.

    Comment by Charlene — November 11, 2007 @ 3:39 am


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